The Andy Griffith Show: S3 E24, Aunt Bee's Medicine Man (DVD Quality)
Original Air Date: March 11, 1963 (Season 3, Episode 24)
Andy must protect Aunt Bee from a charming traveling snake-oil huckster whose 170-proof "tonic" provides temporary relief from mid-life crisis.
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August 3, 2012
Aunt Bee's Medicine Man
The Andy Griffith Show is a first American sitcom that first aired by CBS. The show was premiered on February 15, 1960 at 8 P.M., and the show was ended on April 1st, 1968. It had been aired for eight years and 249 episodes in total. From 1960 to 1968, it never dropped below seventh place in the seasonal Nielsen rankings, and it was number one the year for its last season. The Andy Griffith Show provided the inspiration for a string of hits such as The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and Hee Haw. The story happened in the small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. Instead of involving the current societal topics, the show presented more about the simple life of Mayberry. Mayberry is immune from hard news, such as Vietnam, President Kennedy, the racial and student riots of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and so on. Mayberry was based upon Andy Griffith's real hometown. Therefore, the show was centered on Andy Taylor, who was the widowed sheriff of Mayberry, played by Andy Griffith. Even though The Andy Griffith Show was not exactly same as the family sitcoms later on television, it already included the strong sense of community, and the solid family values supposedly inherent in small town life, which were similar to the family sitcoms.